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Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese?

One of my favorite books is “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. (If you don’t like to read, there’s a great 10-minute video you can watch here.) The story is about two mice and two humans who live in a maze. Cheese represents whatever it...
What is Important vs. What is Urgent

What is Important vs. What is Urgent

We can get in trouble in our lives when we mistake what is important for what is urgent. What is Important? What is important has to do with your values. Values are like the guiding map that directs your actions and behaviors. Values have to do with what is most...
Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

If you take a look at the self-help or psychology section at your local bookstore (or on Amazon), you will find a lot of books on self-care. As psychologists, we talk a lot about self-care with our clients and students. But what is self-care? And more importantly, how...
Integration of the Shadow

Integration of the Shadow

This blog post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, I am taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with the rest of our...
Leave Judgment for God

Leave Judgment for God

As human beings, we have a bad habit of judging others. It’s easy to do. We see someone who is doing something we view as bad, or living their life in a way we disapprove. So we look down on them. We criticize them. We think they should be making better decisions or...
The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. Traveling, family, spending lots of money… It’s no wonder many of us have mixed feelings around the holidays. We’re looking forward to the celebrations, but we know our stress levels are going to spike. Dealing with Holiday Stress...
Gangs in Chicago: They Accept Pretty Much Anybody

Gangs in Chicago: They Accept Pretty Much Anybody

I was listening to a program on NPR the other day that focused on the problem of gun violence in Chicago. As part of the program, they were interviewing current gang members to gain insight into their experiences. How did they get started? What were their experiences...
You Can Only Do 2 Things Well

You Can Only Do 2 Things Well

One of the most common complaints in our society today is that we’re too busy, and we don’t have enough time to do the things that are important to us. There certainly are a lot of things competing for our time. This problem is exacerbated in our current culture that...
What Would You Do If No One Was Watching?

What Would You Do If No One Was Watching?

So many people dislike their jobs. I was talking with a friend the other day who was in this situation. He didn’t like what he was doing, but he was established at his company, and he made decent money. It was difficult for him to think about making a shift. So many...
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